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Fatal! Write Failure: /etc/valiases/ - Please Help!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by knipper, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. knipper

    knipper Well-Known Member

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    OK gang....

    New issue: I have the following error in CPanel:

    Fatal! Write Failure: /etc/valiases/subdomain.mydomain.com. Ignore any messages of success this can only result in failure!

    Here's the story, I got a new server and prior to that I had changed the DNS on my old server to the new server IP's to speed up propegation. Not sure if that caused anything....

    When setting up WHM. I placed subdomain.mydomain.com as the hostname, and my NS servers as well.

    I then created my account, adding subdomains for NS1, NS2 and subdomain (my hostname)

    I sent myself a test e-mail to the main account and didn't get it... so I logged into cPanel and saw the above error.

    I checked a few forums that stated to check for corrupted or missing /etc/valiases files.

    I was missing the file for subdomain.mydomain.com, but the others were there. (mydomain.com, ns1.mydomain.com,ns2.mydomain.com)

    So I created a valiases file for subdomain.mydomain.com which matched my other files. Restarted Exim, POP3, etc. but still see the error in cpanel.

    Do I need to restart any other services, or does anyone have any suggestions?:(

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. knipper

    knipper Well-Known Member

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    update

    I forgot to mention I had run /scripts/fixvaliases as well.


    OK.... I realized I had not chown'd the file to the account... it was still owned by root. SO.... I did that, which made the error go away.

    However I am still not getting e-mail. Any ideas?

    Thx.
     
  3. fizz

    fizz Well-Known Member

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    while shelled into the server
    tail -f /var/log/exim_mainlog
    and then send yourself a test message, and post the results of what shows in the log for that here so we can help aid in whats causing this.

    If nothing hits the server, then 1 of a few things is happening.
    1. DNS hasnt fully propogated?
    2. MX record incorrect
    3. Mail being blocked from senders end

    Let us know.
     
  4. knipper

    knipper Well-Known Member

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    OK....

    I'm a moron! I had changed my nameservers with my registrar and the DNS had propegated to my new server.

    I was sending mail from a domain on my old server.... but the domain/account in question still lived on my old server... so it was trying to deliver it locally. As soon as I removed the account from the old server, and sent it... no problem!

    Thanks Fizz for getting my brain workin' again!
     
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